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The 2016 filing period for candidates appearing on Wyoming's Primary Election ballot begins on May 12th and ends at 5:00 PM on May 27th.
Once the filing period begins on May 12th, a candidate roster will be posted each day by 5:00 PM. The candidate roster can be found in the 2016 Election information section of this site.
Wyoming does not hold a Presidential primary, so voters will not see names of Presidential candidates on their August 16, 2016, Primary Election ballot. Candidates for U.S. President, nominated by their national party conventions, and independent candidates will only appear on the Wyoming General Election ballot.

Because Wyoming is a caucus-convention state, the recongized political parties in the state certify their nominess for President to our Office following their national conventions. For specific information on the state party delegate and candidate preference process, please visit the respective party website for information and party bylaws. Click here for information about Political Parties.

Independent candidates must apply through the petition process. If you would like further information in regards to this process, please contact our office at (307) 777-5860 or email: Elections@wyo.gov.

Primary Election: August 16, 2016; 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

General Election: November 8, 2016; 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM